Avoid Ice Dams Forming On Your Roof With Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on December 23, 2021

spray foam insulation servicesThere are ways to prevent Ice Dams from forming on your roof for this winter season. If you have a sloped rooftop that has a layer of snow on it then you would want to consider installing spray foam insulation on your roof in order to protect your roof from Icy Dam. Spray foam insulation services from Ecostar are an excellent choice for helping prevent ice dams from forming on your roof. Sprayfoam insulation is a polyurethane foam that is applied to the attic floor, walls, and roof of an insulated home. Spray foam insulation r value makes it superior to other forms of insulation.

How Ice Dams Form

Ice dams are created when water in gutters becomes frozen and flows towards the edge of your roof. This ice buildup is then pushed along by more rain, eventually leading to an interior leak which usually stems from your shingles or rear-eave gutter. 

Ice dams typically form in areas where heat is being lost from your home’s exterior. This can be due to improperly insulated walls or windows, failing guttering systems, bad weather stripping, or anything else that will allow for this leakage of hot air. Throw in some freezing temperatures and you have a recipe for disaster


Avoiding Ice Dams

So how do you avoid this costly issue? The key is insulation. Installing spray foam attic insulation where the space between the rafters so it becomes filled with foam sealant, creating an airtight barrier will prevent water penetration so drastically reduce icing on roofs again next year.

Spray foam insulation services seal and protect all gaps and cracks and can keep moisture out while preventing ice, water droplets from entering into the wall cavity which leads to warping floors boards or even structural damage on account of excess humidity trapping itself behind hard surfaces such as wood-framed construction.

Consequences of Ice Dams

One of the most common problems homeowners have during winters are ice dams that form on their roofs. When the temperature outside is much warmer than in, this type of damming will often happen which can cause serious damage to your roofing materials and to any items below. Spray foam insulation is an highly effective way around this problem thanks it's superior thermal qualities when compared with other forms of insulation. Spray Foam Insulation R-value is over 6 per inch(s) so you know it's energy-efficient too which gives you peace of mind no matter what kind of climate you live in

Preventing Ice Dams

There are several ways that Spray Foam Insulation Services helps with Ice Dam prevention: 

  1. Prevents snow from melting - snow will melt on your roof naturally but when the snow melts water would run down your roof and drip onto warm patches of your home.
  2. Vapour and Water Barrier - Spray polyurethane foam does not allow any water to penetrate the surface it's applied on. Instead of ice forming on your eaves troughs when temperatures are below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18°C), sprayed-in polyurethane foam goes out its way to keep rain or snowmelt from ever reaching that point. 

EcoStar Insulation is a home insulation company that specializes in spray foam insulation installation for roofing, basements, containers, and attic insulation. We employ experienced, highly trained installers who are committed to ensuring customer satisfaction. And with EcoStar Insulations' already competitive pricing below what you would pay with other companies, you’ll also be saving money in installation charges!  Contact us today to set up an appointment!


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